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Hourou Musuko

Hourou Musuko

Alternative Titles

English: Wandering Son
Synonyms: The Transient Son
Japanese: 放浪息子

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 11
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 14, 2011 to Apr 1, 2011
Genres: Drama, School
Duration: 23 min. per episode
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company

Statistics

Score: 7.801 (scored by 12249 users)
Ranked: #7702
Popularity: #858
Members: 28,782
Favorites: 224
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Synopsis

The story depicts a young male, Shuuichi Nitori, who wants to be a girl, and his friend Yoshino Takatsuki, a female who wants to be a boy. The series deals with issues such as transsexualism, gender identity, and the beginning of puberty.

Please note that this series was 11 episodes when aired on TV but 12 episodes when it was released on BD & DVD. See more info for further details.

(Source: Wikipedia)

Related Anime

Adaptation: Hourou Musuko
Other: Hourou Musuko Specials

Characters & Voice Actors

Chiba, Saori
Chiba, Saori
Main
Nanri, Yuuka
Japanese
Nanri, Yuuka
Nitori, Shuuichi
Nitori, Shuuichi
Main
Hatakeyama, Kousuke
Japanese
Hatakeyama, Kousuke
Takatsuki, Yoshino
Takatsuki, Yoshino
Main
Seto, Asami
Japanese
Seto, Asami
Shiina
Shiina
Supporting
Fujiwara, Keiji
Japanese
Fujiwara, Keiji

Staff

Kimura, Makoto
Producer
Aoki, Ei
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard
Aketagawa, Jin
Sound Director
Ishiguro, Kyohei
Episode Director, Storyboard



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Feb 19, 2012
Yukariki
There is no doubt in anyone’s mind that a poorly researched work on a touchy subject can frustrate people off. The anime medium is infamous for blatantly using offensive stereotypes; One Piece is one of the weirdest examples out there for attacking racism and then, using racial stereotypes.

Then, there’s the animes that deal with the LGBT community.

Stereotyped as flamboyant creatures, the LGBT community suffers through insulting stereotypes and invectives. One of the least prominent group of the LGBT body is transgender community; there is so little focus on them. As far as most ignorant people are concerned, they are crossdressers. Nothing more.

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May 2, 2013
mahoganycow
It's strange to think about the roles that we fall into based on our inborn qualities and the societies in which we live. The very existence of the term “cross-dressing” seems to rely on the assumption that there's a “right” way to anoint ourselves with clothes to wear based on our sex, and to do otherwise is to risk social exile. But what if a boy doesn't want to look like or act like a boy, and what if a girl doesn't want to develop into a woman? Do we have any freedom in this regard, or are we slaves to birth and societal convention? read more
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Recommendations

Slow pacing, bittersweet emotions and light, pleasant animation. If you liked one, I'm pretty sure you'll enjoy the other as well.
Both provide a very serious and poignant look at controversial topics that are almost always played as fetishes in anime (cross-dressing/gender identity in Hourou Musuko, incest in Koi Kaze).

Opening Theme

"Itsudatte" by Daisuke (eps 1-10)

Ending Theme

#1: "For You" by Rie Fu
#2: "Itsudatte" by Daisuke (ep 11)

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